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Argentina Under-20
Nickname(s) Albicelestes
(White and Sky blue)
Association Argentine Football Association
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Fernando Batista
Captain Nehuén Pérez
FIFA code ARG
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Argentina 5–0  Venezuela
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 27 February 1951)
Biggest win
 Argentina 8–1  United States
(São Paulo, Brazil; 4 May 1963)
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 5–1  Argentina
(Quito, Ecuador; March 8, 1981)
 Brazil 4–0  Argentina
(Quito, Ecuador; March 5, 1981)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 16 (first in 1979)
Best result 1 Champions (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007)
South American Youth Championship
Appearances 27 (first in 1958)
Best result 1 Champions (1967, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2015)

The Argentina national under-20 football team is a youth national team of Argentina. They represent Argentina at the FIFA U-20 World Cup and at the South American Youth Championship.

Competitive record

1Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Honours

Competitive

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
    • 1 Champions (6): 1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007
    • 2 Runners-up (1): 1983
    • Fourth Place (1): 2003
  • South American Championship U-20
    • 1 Champions (5): 1967, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2015
    • 2 Runners-up (7): 1958, 1979, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2019
    • 3 Third Place (8): 1971, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 2005, 2011
    • Fourth Place (2): 1974, 2017

Individual awards

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Year Golden Ball Golden Boot
1979 Diego Maradona Ramón Díaz
2001 Javier Saviola Javier Saviola
2005 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
2007 Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Year(s) Total Goals
1 Lionel Messi 2005 14
2 Fernando Cavenaghi 2003 12
3 Javier Saviola 2001 11
4 Luciano Galletti 1999 10
Giovanni Simeone 2015
5 Ramón Díaz 1979 8
Bernardo Romeo 1997
6 Diego Maradona 1979 7
Juan Esnaider 1991
Román Riquelme 1997
Pablo Aimar 1997–99
Marcelo Torres 2017
Lautaro Martínez 2017
7 Leonardo Biagini 1995 6
Sergio Agüero 2007
Ángel Correa 2016

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